David Bodian


DAVID BODIAN WILL BE REMEMBERED as one of the most innovative neuroscientists of the 20th century. Committed to science, humanity, and education, he never sought recognition or power. His demeanor was marked by gentle modesty and dedication to colleagues and students. David’s kindness and modesty are inspiring in view of his numerous contributions to biomedical science, especially his role in one of the most significant biomedical advances of the past century. Over the course of his career he made discoveries that provided the groundwork for development of the polio vaccine that has nearly eradicated poliomyelitis, one of the most feared diseases in the world. Production of the vaccine was an urgent national priority that depended on the contributions and collaboration